Home and School Room Parent Committee
- You are there as a primary contact & organizer so don’t feel it’s your responsibility to DO IT ALL!
- Get input from your other room parents…more input makes it easier on you & a better community!
- When sending group emails & be sure to cc everyone on responses and contact those without email by phone to fill them in
- Contact the teacher to see if they have suggestions or input…often they can suggest a game or project with their current learning unit
- Always make other parents feel welcome to attend the parties or offer suggestions—for the younger grades it’s quite helpful to have as many hands as possible at the skating party!!!
- Thank your team members for their contribution & ideas
1st Grade, 4th Grade & 7th Grade Captains:
You will need to recruit 5-6 parent volunteers to serve, set-up and clean up after receptions
You will NOT be responsible for ordering items to be served…the HSA and the school office will take care of those items
Have your volunteers there at least 1 hr. before the ceremony will be over with— The HSA will give you a timeline & specific instructions when the dates & times are confirmed.
The Room Parent's primary responsibility is to organize classroom parties. There are 3 classroom parties in a school year (see chart below). One-third of the school will go bowling at Hollywood Bowl, 920 N. 48th Street, for each of the parties. This year the parties will be held as follows:
Bowling party information
- For the Bowling Parties, we will want to leave school about a half hour before the session starts and leave Hollywood Bowl promptly at 3:00/11:00.
- Room parents and any additional parents should meet at Hollywood Bowl a half hour before the session starts and assist with getting shoes, helping kids get them on & bowling balls.
Some suggestions for classroom parties
- It's a good idea to talk to the classroom teacher before the party. Some teachers may have special requests or suggestions.
- The afternoon parties will begin at 2:00 pm and the morning parties will begin at 11:00 am. Parties are usually one hour long. Most teachers prefer parties to be done by 3:00 pm so they can get the students ready to go home.
- For a general guideline, most parties consist of a craft, game(s) and snack.
- Each class has the option of ordering cookies from Paula, the school cook, or you may bring treats. If you choose to order the cookies, please let Paula know how many you need for your class at least one week in advance. Paula's e-mail address is:
- Each class has a budget of $5/student/year for the two parties other than bowling. All receipts can be turned in to Dennis Martin for reimbursement. There will be no activity fee this year. For the bowling parties, room parents are invited & encouraged to come & assist.
- The Captain should get their group together or contact them thru email about 2 weeks before the party to plan and decide who can be there to help. Normally it takes 4-6 people. More is always better.
- Contact the school office to see if they have any unused craft supplies, which can be used for the holiday parties.
- Be sure to sign up at the school office when visiting our school even for the school parties.
- A couple of website which may come in handy are:
- The 1st grade room parents serve cookies and drinks at 1st Communion for the 2nd graders.
- The 4th grade room parents serve cookies and drinks at Confirmation for the 5th graders.
- The 7th grade room parents serve at the graduation ceremony.
- The room parent captain will need to recruit parent volunteers from their class to serve, set-up and clean up. Maybe 5 or 6. You will need to make lemonade & water coolers.
- Home and School Board will order, pay for and deliver the flowers, cookies and drinks for these events. Home and school will be in contact with the room parent captain for additional information & times.
- The Reception is normally held in the gym.
- It's usually a good idea to be there at least an hour before the ceremony is over.